Bill De Blasio Formally Announces Bid For US House

Gothamist reports:

Former Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced Friday that he will run for U.S. Congress, entering what is expected to be a crowded field of Democratic contenders for a newly carved out 10th district — stretching from Lower Manhattan to the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park and Park Slope.

“People are hurting, they need help, they need help fast and they need leaders who can actually get them help now,” de Blasio said during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“I do know how to do it from years of serving the people of this city and so today I am declaring my candidacy for the 10th Congressional District of New York.”

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